Posts Tagged ‘Holding Absence’


Whether a band are releasing their first album or their tenth, 2018 will be packed full of major record drops that will form the backbone of the musical calendar. New talent and big comebacks will shape the alternative music scene this year, so we’ve picked out some of the albums that we can expect to see over the next 12 months.

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NEWS: Loathe & Holding Absence announce split EP, ‘This Is As One’!

Along with residing at the same label home of SharpTone Records along with performing side-by-side up and down the UK since they’ve been breaking through this year, it seems that Loathe and Holding Absence‘s friendship and bond is going to expand and grow even further, with news of a split EP now coming to light.

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VIDEO: Holding Absence – Heaven Knows

Despite having only a handful of tracks to their name, it seems that Cardiff based emotive rockers Holding Absence are already steadily building the foundation of a cult following for themselves, and now they’ve out of the blue dropped a brand new track, titled ‘Heaven Knows’.

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NEWS: Holding Absence and more join Holloween 2017 line-up!

Along with maintaining and building upon their reputation as one the UK’s most hard-working DIY metalcore acts, Our Hollow, Our Home will also be curating and headlining their own all-dayer in October, aptly titled Holloween, which will be held at their own hometown of Southampton.

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INTERVIEW: Holding Absence (30/06/2017)

It goes without saying that the past 12 months have been super hectic for Welsh up-and-comers, Holding Absence. With just three songs to their name, the band seem to be relentlessly on the road and touring every corner and crevice of the UK, and very recently also performed at Download Festival.

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LIVE: Download Festival 2017 – Friday

Date: June 9th 2017
Venue: Donington Park, Donington

It goes without saying now that Download Festival is one of the most renowned and prestigious rock festivals in the whole world. A performance there, especially a debut, sets a notable milestone in any band or artist’s career, and year after year manages to cater for almost any fan of rock, punk, or metal.

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VIDEO: Holding Absence – Penance

Following their set at Download Festival earlier this month, South Wales’ emerging outfit Holding Absence have now debuted a rather cinematic video to accompany their over 6-minute long new single, ‘Penance’.

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NEWS: First batch of bands confirmed for Macmillan Fest 2017!

Returning for another year to provide a great day filled with rock, punk and metal bands whilst also supporting a great cause, the first batch of acts have now been named for this year’s Macmillan Fest, which will be hosted across a handful of venues in Nottingham this September.

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NEWS: Young Guns name support for September 2017 UK tour!

Ahead of their forthcoming headline tour of the UK in September, British alternative rockers Young Guns have now announced that both Cardiff’s Holding Absence and Bristol’s Beyond Recall will be joining them on the road.

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INTERVIEW: Holding Absence (07/05/2017)

With just two singles to their name, ‘Permanent’ and ‘Dream Of Me’, it’s incredible that Holding Absence have managed to secure a place as one of the freshest faces on the SharpTone Records roster. Indeed, after a few member changes, and a bit of a reinvention of themselves, the Welsh outfit seem to be one of the more talked about underground post-hardcore bands of the UK right now.

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